Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Candy and i was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. I was the middle child growing up. My childhood wasn’t perfect but it wasn’t pure shit either. Mother was an addict with substance abuse. My father is an alcoholic and an occasional drug user. He was barely around, as my mom and dad never married. My stepdad passed away December 8 2004, then that’s when I began writing poetry to help me greive over the loss of my stepdad who raised me with my mom..
I have written 1 poetry book so far… It’s titled, “Love Lust and The Cold Hand of Suicide”
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Love Lust and The Cold Hand of Suicide, I was just wanting to publish a small amount of my poetry. I began writing poetry to greive over my stepdad who had passed away December 8 2004.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
No, just writing my poetry down into my Hardback journal first…..
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Emily Dickinson and Jerry Stahl
What are you working on now?
My second poetry book of a collection of poems that I had written from an early age till about 4 years ago. That’s when I sort of stopped writing…
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I enjoy to use twitter, instagram sometimes and I’ll look around for others who are looking to promote people such as myself.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t think about what others might say about you or your work. Just publish it like you’re the only one reading it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t listen to others and what they may say to hurt your feelings. Do what you think is best.
What are you reading now?
Nothing currently. Been typing up my next book.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Probably something else other than poetry…
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Jerry Stahl – bad sex on speed
Emily Dickinson – *The complete poems”
And ” letters of Emily Dickinson ”
Sylvia Plath- Selected Poems